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GOP leader says Kansas health chief misled public on masks

COVID-19 KC updates
Posted at 5:53 PM, Aug 10, 2020

TOPEKA, Kan. — A Republican leader in the Kansas Legislature is accusing Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s top public health administrator of using a misleading presentation to bolster their argument for requiring people to wear masks in public.

House Majority Leader Dan Hawkins' criticism Monday came as a debate raged over imposing mandates to get the coronavirus under control.

Hawkins’ criticism of Dr. Lee Norman came after the CEO of the small-government, free-market think tank suggested that Norman had "doctored” a chart used in a news conference last week.

Norman acknowledged that the chart might have caused confusion but said its central point that masks work remains valid.